Felton Prairie

 

Felton Prairie by Bruce LenningHabitat: Native and restored prairie, woodlots, gravel pits.

 

Features: This area is a mix of private lands, Wildlife Management Area Units managed by Minnesota DNR, and a Scientific and Natural Area. The area is the most important gravel prairie complex in the state and many rare bird species can be seen there.

 

Best Times To Visit: April through October, December through March.

 

Birds To Look For: Greater Prairie-Chicken, Upland Sandpiper, Marbled Godwit, Snowy Owl (winter only), Loggerhead Shrike, Willow Flycatcher, Grasshopper and LeConte’s Sparrows, Chestnut-collared (breeding) and Lapland (migrant) Longspurs, Orchard Oriole. Rarities seen include: Prairie Falcon, Say’s Phoebe, Sprague’s Pipit, Baird’s Sparrow.

 

Notes For Birding The Area: Private property is included in this complex, so please obey signs. Prairie wildflowers are spectacular in mid summer.

 

Contact: Prairie Biologist, Minnesota DNR, 1509 First Ave. N., Fergus Falls, MN 56537, 218-739-7576.
www.dnr.state.mn.us/snas/sna00955
E-mail: info@dnr.state.mn.us